How to get the Build Version number of an android app?

AndroidApps/ApplicationsMobile Development

This example demonstrates how do I get the Build Version of an android app.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="match_parent"
   android:orientation="vertical"
   android:gravity="center_horizontal"
   android:layout_marginTop="30dp"
   tools:context=".MainActivity">
   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/tvAppName"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_marginTop="20sp"
      android:textSize="16sp"
      android:textStyle="bold" />
   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/tvVersionName"
      android:layout_marginTop="10dp"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:textSize="16sp"
      android:textStyle="bold" />
   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/tvVersionCode"
      android:layout_marginTop="10dp"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:textSize="16sp"
      android:textStyle="bold" />
</LinearLayout>

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.TextView;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   TextView tvAppName, versionName, versionCode;
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
      tvAppName = findViewById(R.id.tvAppName);
      versionName = findViewById(R.id.tvVersionName);
      versionCode = findViewById(R.id.tvVersionCode);
      tvAppName.setText(getResources().getString(R.string.app_name));
      versionName.setText(String.format("Version Name: %s", BuildConfig.VERSION_NAME));
      versionCode.setText(String.format("Version Code: %s", String.valueOf(BuildConfig.VERSION_CODE)));
   }
}

Step 4 − Add the following code to androidManifest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   package="app.com.sample">
   <application
      android:allowBackup="true"
      android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
      android:label="@string/app_name"
      android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
      android:supportsRtl="true"
      android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
      <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
         <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
         </intent-filter>
      </activity>
   </application>
</manifest>

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run Play Icon icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

Click here to download the project code.

raja
Published on 30-Aug-2019 11:13:26
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